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Old 11-26-2017, 08:25 PM
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well, I suppose that would be in recognition that you can actually have too many lawers...
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Old 11-30-2017, 05:16 AM
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http://www.lexic.us/definition-of/donner

DONNER and DONNERS not allowed. Missed DONNE which is I see. Normally, the dictionary is reliable with South African vocab. I often find JOL, ZOL and ERF/ERVEN, for example...
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Old 12-29-2017, 08:38 AM
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PRUNEY and PRUNY are not allowed.
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Old 01-01-2018, 10:08 AM
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PRUNEY and PRUNY are not allowed.
I suppose that applies to PRUNIER and PRUNIEST, too. How are we to describe our feet after a long bath?
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Old 01-21-2018, 08:17 PM
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I just got points for INTRAMEDULLARY but not EXTRAMEDULLARY -- and EXTRAMEDULLARY is actually the more commonly used word of the two!
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Old 01-22-2018, 04:30 AM
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ABLENESS is not allowed, nor is UNABLENESS, ABLENESSES, OR UNABLENESSES.
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Old 03-12-2018, 08:24 PM
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PYROPHORE not allowed.

https://en.oxforddictionaries.com/definition/pyrophore
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Old 04-18-2018, 04:59 PM
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Considering the other offensive words that are allowed, I'm a little surprised that DUMBASS isn't.
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Old 04-23-2018, 01:29 AM
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Ran into the "PREVAILINGNESS" black hole that bigbells referred to a while ago. (PREVAILINGNESSES accepted, but not the singular).

This is a good test of my theory that the overall dictionary is

For words ≤ 15 letters:
SOWPODS + updates (from 2015 Collins Scrabble dictionary, e.g.)

For words > 15 letters:
longwords from YAWL or a close relative, which includes many long inflections of SOWPODS words.

PREVAILINGNESS isn't in SOWPODS, though it is in YAWL. At 14 letters, the dictionary seems to stay faithful to SOWPODS by excluding it, even while including the 16 letter plural.
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Old 04-24-2018, 04:58 AM
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For your amusement, here is a list of words I think fall into the "16+ letter plural allowed, ≤15 letter singular disallowed" hole. No guarantees of completeness or accuracy.

Code:
ANDROGENIZATIONS
ANTICLERICALISTS
ASSAILABLENESSES
ATHEROGENICITIES
BAREHANDEDNESSES
BAREHEADEDNESSES
BARELEGGEDNESSES
BIOEQUIVALENCIES
BIPOTENTIALITIES
CHEMOPREVENTIONS
CLOSEFISTEDNESSES
COLONIALIZATIONS
COLORBLINDNESSES
CONCERTMISTRESSES
CONSERVATIONISMS
CURVACEOUSNESSES
DEFORMALIZATIONS
DISASTROUSNESSES
DISTRIBUTORSHIPS
DUPLICITOUSNESSES
DYSTROPHICATIONS
ECHOCARDIOGRAPHS
ENTREPRENEURISMS
EXPLOITABILITIES
EXTRAVAGANTNESSES
FLATFOOTEDNESSES
FRAGMENTIZATIONS
FUZZYHEADEDNESSES
GENERATIVENESSES
GEOCHRONOMETRIES
GOODHEARTEDNESSES
GRAMINEOUSNESSES
HARVESTABILITIES
HELICULTURALISTS
HIGHHANDEDNESSES
HISTORICIZATIONS
HYPOSENSITIVITIES
IMMITIGABLENESSES
INERRABILILITIES
INSIGHTFULNESSES
IRONHANDEDNESSES
LIGHTHEADEDNESSES
LONGWINDEDNESSES
MENSURABLENESSES
METACENTRICITIES
OBJECTIVIZATIONS
OMBUDSWOMANSHIPS
OPENMINDEDNESSES
PALEOGEOGRAPHERS
PALEONTOGRAPHIES
PERNICKITINESSES
PHOTOHELIOGRAPHS
PHOTOMICROSCOPES
PREACHIFICATIONS
PREDICTIVENESSES
PRESERVATIONISMS
PREVAILINGNESSES
PROFLIGATENESSES
PRONOUNCEDNESSES
QUICKWITTEDNESSES
RADIOPHOTOGRAPHS
RECIPROCALNESSES
REGRETTABLENESSES
REMEDIABLENESSES
REQUALIFICATIONS
RESTORATIVENESSES
RETRACTIVENESSES
REVERSIBLENESSES
SULFUREOUSNESSES
TELECOMMUNICATES
TRANSACTIVATIONS
UNAFFORDABILITIES
UNASSERTIVENESSES
UNATTAINABILITIES
UNBREAKABLENESSES
UNDERSTATEDNESSES
UNINSURABILITIES
UNMANAGEABILITIES
UNREACHABILITIES
UNSEALABLENESSES
UNTROUBLEDNESSES
UNWORKABLENESSES
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